Is­rael Aero­space In­dus­tries’ UAS sur­pass one mil­lion op­er­a­tional flight hours

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Is­rael Aero­space In­dus­tries’ (IAI) un­manned aerial sys­tems (UAS) have ac­cu­mu­lated over one mil­lion op­er­a­tional flight hours world­wide – an un­prece­dented ac­com­plish­ment. IAI pre­sented its UAS and un­manned ground ve­hi­cles (UGVs) at the AUS&R 2013 Expo of Au­ton­o­mous, Un­manned Sys­tems & Ro­bot­ics, held in Reshon Lezion, Is­rael.

Re­gard­ing the AUS&R Expo, Joseph Weiss, IAI’s Pres­i­dent & CEO, said: “IAI has long been a lead­ing pi­o­neer in the field of un­manned aerial sys­tems. With over 40 years of op­er­a­tional ex­pe­ri­ence and 50 cus­tomers world­wide, I am proud to an­nounce that IAI’s un­manned aerial sys­tems have ac­cu­mu­lated over one mil­lion flight hours.

“The Heron UAS has been the lead­ing sys­tem in its class in the in­ter­na­tional mar­kets for over a decade and has been sold to 20 cus­tomers world­wide. Heron has ac­cu­mu­lated over 2,00,000 op­er­a­tional flight hours with ex­ten­sive use in com­bat in Afghanistan and in other hot spots around the world.

“As a re­sult of the lessons learned from the Heron’s ex­cep­tional his­tory and ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence, we con­tinue to re­fine and up­grade the Heron and our UAS’s de­sign.”

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